Good News: Pilots, Pickles, and Pizza

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .

1.  The Houston Zoo announced this week that a 90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles became a father for the first time.  His species is critically endangered, so they joked that it’s a really “big DILL.”  His wife Mrs. Pickles is 53, so it’s a real May-December romance.  They welcomed three hatchlings named Dill, Gherkin, and Jalapeño.  (Here’s a photo.)

2.  A Southwest flight out of Vegas had to turn back on Wednesday after the captain had a medical emergency.  But luckily, a pilot from another airline happened to be on board and filled in.  The co-pilot was also fine to help.

3.  A guy on a motorcycle was in a fiery crash in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.  But a woman delivering pizzas saw it happen, pulled him away from the burning bike, and probably saved his life.

4.  A couple in England just got married 60 years after they intended to.  79-year-old Len Allbrighton and 78-year-old Jeanette Steer met in 1963, but their parents wouldn’t let them be together.  They both ended up marrying other people, but he got divorced a while back, and her first husband passed away.  So Len tracked her down, they fell in love again, and tied the knot last month.  (Here’s a photo.)